Services Held for Edward Glassman, 88, Robin Optical Company

HACKENSACK, N.J.—Services were held here last Sunday for Edward Glassman, 88, who passed away on Dec. 11. He had been active in the eyewear industry for many years. Prior to retiring in 1998, Glassman was the owner of Robin Optical Company in Bergenfield, N.J., a company he founded in 1952.

Glassman, who was an Army veteran of World War II and a Freemason, first worked at Curtis Wright as a tool and die maker. He started Robin Optical, with his wife, Adeline, in their N.J. home, eventually moving to a small office in Teaneck, then expanding to a larger warehouse in Bergenfield. The company sold to labs and distributors throughout the South and then other parts of the country. They imported frames from France, Italy and Germany and developed their own collections as well.

Glassman is survived by his wife, Adeline (nee Weintraub). He was the son of the late Sadye and Samuel Glassman. He is also survived by his daughters Marcia Nita Doron and Robin Beth Glassman and his brother, Yaffa Glassman. He was the grandfather of Shira Idit Doron, Aerian Lee Doron and Daria Frances Glassman and great grandfather of Jadon Corey Czerniach , Ronen Shayn Czernaich, Zadia Love Doron and Aiyana Eden Doron.

Contributions may be made in his honor to Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, at 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, Mass. 02472.